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Jan 30 @ 5:00 pm – 10:00 pm
An Evening to Benefit IOCC: Milwaukee, WI @ Annunciation Cultural Center | Wauwatosa | Wisconsin | United States
For more information: https://9586.thankyou4caring.org/pages/milwaukee-tailgate2016
33rd Father Alexander Schmemann Memorial Lecture @ Saint Vladimir’s Orthodox Theological Seminary,  Metropolitan Philip Auditorium of the John G. Family Rangos Building | Yonkers | New York | United States
The Reverend Dr. John Chryssavgis, Archdeacon of the Ecumenical Patriarchate, will be the presenter at the 33rd Father Alexander Schmemann Memorial Lecture. The lecture is titled, “Toward the Holy and Great Council: Retrieving a Culture of Conciliarity and Consensus,” and will be held in the Metropolitan Philip Auditorium of the John G. Family Rangos Building on our campus. Prior to the lecture, the seminary Board of Trustees and Faculty will award a Doctor of Divinity degree honoris causa to Fr. John. It will also award a Doctor of Canon Law degree honoris causa to former Trustee Charles Ajalat. For more information:  http://www.svots.edu/events/33rd-father-alexander-schmemann-memorial-lecture-toward-holy-and-great-council
Feb 3 @ 6:30 pm – 8:30 pm
Orthodox Lecture Series: Emmaus, PA @ St. Paul Antiochian Orthodox Church  | Emmaus | Pennsylvania | United States
Theme: “Pentecostalism”. Pentecostalism, the Charismatic Movement, Word of Faith and the Prosperity Gospel. Speaker: Fr. Andrew Stephen Damick Orthodoxy and Heterodoxy, the popular lecture/podcast series (and book), is going to be presented in anewly revised, expanded and updated form at St. Paul’s in Emmaus.  This series began in Nov. 2015. Vespers at 6:30 preceding the lecture. Time for Q&A will follow each talk, which will be roughly an hour at most. The talks (but not Q&A) will be recorded and uploaded to Ancient Faith Radio. For more information: http://saintpaulemmaus.org/2015/09/29/orthodoxy-heterodoxy-nov-11-mar-9-what-are-the-differences-between-orthodox-christianity-and-other-religious-traditions/
1st Thursday Lectures on Iconography: Washington, DC @ The Monroe Street Arts Walk across the street from Catholic University- | Washington | District of Columbia | United States
First Thursday Lectures presents Rev. Stefanos Alexopoulos, Ph.D whose presentation is entitled: “The Power of the Word: Preaching and Iconography in a Greek Orthodox Church”. http://www.byzarts.com/lectures/
Kitka Women's Vocal Ensemble-Wintersongs: San Francisco, CA @ Old First Presbyterian Church | San Francisco | California | United States
KITKA is a women’s vocal ensemble unlike any other. These sophisticated singers blend a contemporary sensibility with specialized vocal techniques from Eastern Europe that have been distilled over centuries. Using only the pure unaccompanied voice, they create a constantly shifting landscape of sound, pulsing with angular rhythms, where dramatic dynamics leap from delicate stillness to shattering resonance, and seamless unisons explode into lush incomprehensible chords. Wintersongs features material ranging from rousing Slavic folk carols to lush, meditative Eastern Orthodox sacred choral works…. from pre-Christian incantations for the longest night of the year to Medieval Sephardic Chanukah songs to original new pieces inspired by the beauty and mystery of wintertime. For more information: http://www.kitka.org/calendar/index.html
This event takes place on Feb. 8 to Feb. 11, 2016. Theme: “The Church as Shepherd and Man as Sheep: Renewing the Mystery of the Pastoral Life” Speaker: Archimandrite Irenei Steenberg (Dean and Director of Studies, Sts. Cyril & Athanasius Orthodox Institute) For more information: http://www.antiochianladiocese.org/news_100807_2.html or Register Online at: http://antiochianladiocese.org/seminarregistration.html
Feb 9 – Feb 11 all-day
For more information: http://dosoca.org/
2016 Pastoral Conference: Birmingham, AL @ St. Symeon the New Theologian Orthodox Church   | Birmingham | Alabama | United States
         For more information: http://dosoca.org/)
Teen Winter Camp: Salt Lake City, UT @ Camp St. Nicholas  | Millcreek | Utah | United States
 For more information: http://www.campstnicholas.com/site/content/home
Cappella Romana: Maximilian Steinberg’s Passion Week: Seattle, WA @ Blessed Sacrament Catholic Church    | Seattle | Washington | United States
A collection of choral hymns for Holy Week in the Russian Orthodox tradition. The last major sacred work to be composed following the imposition of Communism, Passion Week continues the movement in early 20th-century Russia that sought to give new birth to its spiritual and musical roots. Steinberg became the student and son-in-law of Rimsky-Korsakov, a classmate of Stravinsky, and the teacher of Shostakovich. For more information: http://www.cappellaromana.org/passion-week-by-maximilian-steinberg/
Feb 13 @ 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Church Music Institute: VA @ Sts. Constantine & Helen Greek Orthodox Cathedral   | Richmond | Virginia | United States
Theme: “Producing a Choral Sound” & “The Liturgy: History & Practice” Speakers: Steven Karidoyanes, Conductor and Music Director of The Plymouth Philharmonic Orchestra & Masterworks Chorale;  & Fr. Stephanos Angelopoulos, Faculty member of the School of Theology & Religious Studies at Catholic University of America The CMI is open to all Choir members, Organists, Chanters, Religious Education Teachers and Greek School Teachers For more information: http://www.newjersey.churchmusic.goarch.org/assets/files/Workshops%20%20CMIs/Richmond%20CMI%2021316/CMI%20Flyer.pdf
The Journey of Marriage In the Orthodox Church: NC @ Holy Trinity Greek Orthodox Church  | Raleigh | North Carolina | United States
The Family Life Ministry of the Greek Orthodox Metropolis of Atlanta presents “Celebrating the Journey of Marriage in the Orthodox Church”. For more information: http://www.familylifeministry.atlanta.goarch.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/Feb-13-2016-HT-RDU-Pre-Marital-Seminar-Information.pdf
International Conference at Ghent University (Belgium) @ Ghent University | Belgium
Holy Hero(in)es. Literary Constructions of Heroism in Late Antique and Early Medieval Hagiography International Conference at Ghent University (Belgium), Thursday 18th to Saturday 20th February 2016. Confirmed keynote speaker: Prof. dr. Stephanos Efthymiadis (Open University of Cyprus) The ERC research group Novel Saints (Ghent University) builds on and contributes to a recent trend in scholarship of studying late antique and early medieval hagiography (4th-12th cent.) as literature. We welcome paper proposals for our first, international conference, which will deal with literary constructions of characters as hero(in)es in different types of late antique and early medieval hagiographical narrative (Lives, Martyr Acts, hagiographical romances, etc.). We envisage contributions on hagiography from different linguistic traditions (Latin, Greek, Syriac, Georgian, Coptic, Armenian, Persian and Arabic). The conference aims to explore definitions of and aspects/concepts relevant to heroism in Christian narrative. For more information: http://oxfordpatristics.blogspot.com/
Feb 19 – Feb 21 all-day
Theme: “Lenten Services” Speakers: Fr. Nicholas & Fr. Seraphim Dedes For more information: http://www.holyapostleschurch.com/assets/files/AGES%20Initiative.pdf
Feb 19 @ 8:00 pm – Feb 21 @ 12:30 pm
29th Camden Conference: “The New Africa”: Camden, ME @ Camden Opera House | Camden | Maine | United States
Africa – Photo Jacques Bonneville Africa is home to the world’s poorest nations, but also has a dozen economies that maintained 7% growth rates over the last decade. Africa is the last major frontier for resource development, while simultaneously struggling with some of the world’s oldest, most corrupt and filthiest oil and mining ventures. While Africa suffers from ethnic and religious violence and poverty, it is blessed with rich and creative cultures and vibrant civil societies. These are only a few of the contradictions and conundrums that will frame the 2016 Camden Conference on the theme of Africa, a massive and often mysterious continent. For more information: https://www.camdenconference.org/calendar/category/community-events/
Theme: “Educating Ourselves and Our Children in Godliness”. Parent Teacher Workshop. A Day of Fellowship and Learning; Open to all. Speakers: Carole Buleza (Director of the Department of Christian Education of the Antiochian Archdiocese of North America & member of the Orthodox Christian Education Commission) & Matushka Myra Kovalak (Director of the Teacher Department of the Orthodox Christian Education Commission & Intermediate Curriculum Specialist for the Department of Christian Education of the Orthodox Church in America).  For more information: or more information: https://www.stgeorge.org/ or https://stgeorge.ccbchurch.com/form_response.php?id=58
Yale Schola Cantorum Arvo Pärt: Passio - New York, NY @ Cathedral of St. John the Divine   | New York | New York | United States
For more information: http://ism.yale.edu/event/yale-schola-cantorum-arvo-part-passio
For more information: http://www.saintbarbara.net/epistle/epistle_2016-01.pdf
David Hill, Conductor For more information: http://ism.yale.edu/event/yale-schola-cantorum-arvo-part-passio-0
Sts. Sebastian & Mardarije Orthodox Institute: San Diego, CA @ St. George Serbian Orthodox Church   | San Diego | California | United States
Theme: “Virtue and Knowledge in the Theology of St. Maximos the Confessor” Speaker: Fr. Maximos (Simonopetra Monastery, Mount Athos) For more information: http://westsrbdio.org/en/institute   ONLINE REGISTRATION NOW OPEN!  
Iconography Workshop: Big Sur, CA @ New Camaldoli Hermitage  | Big Sur | California | United States
                                                                                    Feb 23 – Mar 2, 2016 For more information: http://www.prosoponschool.org/schedule.html
Sacred Music Institute: Orinda, CA @ St. John Antiochian Orthodox Church   | Orinda | California | United States
Theme: “Their Sound Has Gone Forth into All the Earth: Orthodox Music in North America” For more information: http://www.antiochian.org/sites/default/files/2016_west_coast_sacred_music_institute_flyer.pdf
Georgian Chant Lecture & Concert: Iowa City, IA @ Two different venues | Iowa City | Iowa | United States
4:30pm Lecture-Demonstration, 1670 UCC, 1st floor,  Old Capitol Town Cnt, 201 South Clinton St, U. Iowa 7:30pm Concert,  St. Raphael’s Orthodox Parish, 722 East College Street For more information: http://www.georgianchant.org/tours/anchiskhati2016/dates.html
Orthodox Christian Perspectives 2016 Retreat: Carrollton, TX
Save the date for the Orthodox Christian Perspectives retreat to be held Friday and Saturday, February 26-27, 2016. The topic will be “Marriage and Family: An Invitation to Love”. Our guest speaker will be Dr. Philip Mamalakis, who serves as Associate Professor of Pastoral Care at Hellenic College/Holy Cross in Brookline, MA. All are welcome to attend. For more information: http://ntom.org/     Click here for a PDF with information about the event, and stay tuned for further details to be posted soon
Pan-Orthodox Young Adult Retreat: Corbett, OR @ Camp Angelos Retreat Center  | Corbett | Oregon | United States
Holy Trinity Cathedral will be hosting a young adult (18+) retreat  at the Camp Angelos Retreat Center in Corbett, OR. Rev. Hieromonk James Corazza will be our retreat leader.  The over-arching theme of his talks will focus on “A Life of Your Own in Christ” from a variety of perspectives. Arrive: Friday, February 26th at 7:30p (Note: no dinner will be served) Depart: Sunday, February 28th at 12p following Divine Liturgy For more information: in https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1WvBSmcQQghOaRnejrBRhq70ANfiOJqF6f1kvpfWELTM/viewform?c=0&w=1
Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm – Feb 28 @ 2:00 pm
YES Mission Trip to Boston, MA @ Cambridge | Massachusetts | United States
WHAT?     A wonderful opportunity to serve and love our most needy neighbors in Boston, MA. WHO?        Junior High, High School, and College Students WHERE?    We will meet at 5pm and stay Friday and Saturday nights at St. Mary Orthodox Church CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!  
Feb 26 @ 5:00 pm – Feb 28 @ 2:00 pm
YES! AUSTIN
WHEN?      Friday, February 26th– Sunday, February 28th, 2016 WHAT?     A wonderful opportunity to serve and love the people of Austin, TX. WHO?        7th-12th graders WHERE?    We will meet at 5pm on Friday and stay Friday and Saturday nights at Transfiguration Greek Orthodox Church. The service learning weekend will come to a close following Liturgy on Sunday, February 28th. CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!
Emmaus Lecture Series sponsored by the Orthodox Clergy of Brooklyn: NY @ St. Nektarios Orthodox Church   | New York | United States
Theme: “Funeral” Speaker: Fr. Wiaczeslaw Krawczuk For more information: http://www.usampm.com/event/Emmaus-Lecture-Series/209991/
A Symposium on the Status of the Persecuted Christian Communities of the Middle East @ St. George Orthodox Cathedral   | Wichita | Kansas | United States
Theme: “Who are they? What are they enduring? What are their hopes?” Join us on February 26-28, 2016, to learn more about the tragic persecution of Christians in the Middle East. We’re partnering with St George Orthodox Christian Cathedral in Wichita, KS to organize this conference as springboard to launch a Wichita chapter of In Defense of Christians (IDC).   For more information: http://www.eighthdayinstitute.org/power_and_persecution
Feb 27 @ 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Theme: “The Orthodox Conception of Tragedy” Speaker: Melinda Johnson. Melinda Johnson is an Orthodox Christian, wife, mama, and writer. She is the author of Letters to Saint Lydia (AFP, 2010) and The Other Side of the Bonfire (LSP, 2012), For more information: http://orthodoxtacoma.com/retreat.html

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